Shadia Alem

Born in Mecca and lives and works in Paris, France.

Shadia Alem is a visual artist. She graduated with a BA in Art & English Literature from King AbdulAziz University and since 1985 has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Saudi Arabia and internationally, and her work is included in numerous important private and public collections.

In 2011, Shadia represented Saudi Arabia in its inaugural participation in La Biennale di Venezia. 

Shadia's work incorporates painting, photography and installation. Starting out as a painter, her work expanded in volume finding their way off the canvas and into space. In much of her work, Shadia documents different phenomena along the years and invests them in her projects such as The Black Mirror, All is Changed 9/11, and Negative No More.

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